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Mining for Play Therapy Intelligence

  An electronic publication to alert play therapists about current or emerging mental
  health trends, cutting-edge best practices, and other wisdom. Recent multi-
  disciplinary publications (intelligence) are scanned (mined) and citations reported
  to assist those who teach, practice, and supervise play therapy.

  Produced quarterly each February, May, August, and November. 



Issue: November 2016. Topics Include:

  • How patterns of peer play behavior can affect academic trajectories of Head Start children
  • How an outdoor behavioral healthcare program can be effective in eliciting change in adolescents
  • How play therapists can utilize the Child Attachment and Play Assessment (CAPA)
  • How a play intervention can help young children with sleep problems
  • How psychodynamic play therapy can be utilized in treating selective mutism
  • How Child-Centered Play Therapy impacts Hispanic children dealing with grief
  • How a child’s play changes during the course of psychodynamic play therapy
  • How using a narrative approach with parents of young offenders provides more information than a traditional needs assessment
  • Which psychological features are protective factors in childhood development
  • How the sleep of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) can be impacted by bedtime media use
  • The main concerns for parents when discussing their mental health issues with their children
  • How fathers of at-risk children can engage in fathers-only attachment-focused parenting groups
  • How Trauma Focused -Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) compares to Play Therapy (PT) as a treatment for victims of child abuse
  • How one can integrate play therapy into Emotionally Focused Family Therapy (EFFT) with preschool children



Clinical Editor

Mistie Barnes, Ed.D., LPC-S, RPT-S
Assistant Professor, Division of Counselor Education & Psychology

Delta State University, Cleveland, MS


Clinical Editor

Ryan Holliman, Ph.D., LPC-S, RPT-S
Assistant Professor, Department of Family Sciences

Texas Women's University, Dallas, TX

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